Who would have thought 25 years of great underground rock n’ roll shows would land you a civic holiday? Mayor Todd Gloria of San Diego has announced today, January 14th, as 'Casbah Day'. To celebrate, Sector 9 is a proud sponsor of “25 Years of the Casbah”. You should join us, it’s your civic duty.
Just in time to mess up everyone’s “best of the year” lists comes the new EP from atmospheric, London based producer, Burial. The 3 track release is filled with perfect breakbeats over lo-fi bass buzz, sparse dark arrangements, ambient samples, and soulful vocals.
You can stream it over at Gorilla Vs. Bear and decide if it tops your list.
It’s our 50th New Music Tuesday Anniversary! Did you get us anything?
Bobby and the boys over at Burger Records put out a tribute tape of VU’s White Light/White Heat, so you could get us that. The cassette is jammed with our favorite bands like Natural Child, The Memories, and Gap Dream. But the stand out track has to be Curtis Harding’s blistering version of “Here She Comes Now.”
Stream the cassette here and make sure to pick up a copy …….for us.
It takes a band like Fuzz, and a town like San Francisco to throw Ty Segall a real birthday party. Well, it is his band and his town. When you add Castle Face Records recording live to document the jam, the party goes sonic. The heavy stoner-blues of Fuzz is total psych-sludge worship with Ty slamming the drums and hollering his trade mark vocals. Happy Birthday Ty.
If Gabriel Fulvimar’s first Gap Dream LP was Ohio bedroom psych rock, then his second full length, Shine Your Light, is definitely more California dreamy loner pop. You see, Gabe moved out from the Midwest straight to Southern California’s Burger Records. Literally, he lives in a record store. The record reflects the changes in atmosphere, and the heavy synth sounds add layers to his new groovy stories. Welcome to California Gabe, we’re glad you’re here. Now find an apartment.
You can get stuck working on the road. Sometimes you even get stuck in the Bread Bowl and have to work your way out. Joe Buck Yourself ! and Viva Le Vox stop by Sector 9 on their way to work at The Void tonight. We'll see you there, and check back for the video and interview.
You meet the most interesting people in alleys. During a recent Diarrhea Planet
show we ran into former California surfer turned Nashville transplant Kane Stewart. Over beers behind the Soda Bar we were introduced to Plastic Visions
, which is Kane’s project with his cousin Brad Shultz of Cage The Elephant
. They’ve just released a fuzzed out, distorted blast of songs featuring Kane’s unique vocal style. It’s the kind of stuff you hear coming out of alleys.